[This book is] a concise and informative guide to the
theory and practice of MLD. The text is well presented, easy to follow, and has
excellent visual detail with clear illustrations and full-colour photographs
included throughout. I would recommend this manual as a valuable resource for
the library of any lymphoedema clinic.-- Elaine Stowe, Northern
Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland
Written by the world's leading authorities on Dr. Emil Vodder's techniques
for Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), this lavishly illustrated guide provides
step-by-step descriptions of how to massage the lymph vessels to stimulate
smooth lymphatic flow.
Full-color photographs supplement concise text describing
the basic anatomy and physiology of the circulatory and lymphatic systems,
treatment techniques, and the various types of swelling caused by lymphedema.
The authors discuss indications and contraindications, as well as the ways in
which Dr. Vodder's method affects different regions of the body.
- The latest information on complete decongestive
therapy (CDT), including coverage of compression therapy, taping, respiratory
treatment, and other complementary methods
- More than 200 color photographs visualize the
- Each chapter includes numerous tips and plenty of
space throughout for personal notes
- 50 review questions enable self-study
- An appendix contains an informative history of Dr.
Vodder's life and his contributions to the field
Dr. Vodder's Manual Lymph Drainage: A Practical Guide is a comprehensive, one-step reference for students, therapists, and practitioners of lymphology, manual medicine, or physical therapy.